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Sweet And Tangy Bourbon Chicken Recipe – Tricks and Tips

Sweet And Tangy Bourbon Chicken Recipe

For this recipe, you’ll need chicken tenderloins or breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes. You’ll also need soy sauce, brown sugar, ground ginger, cornstarch, a sliced green onion, salt, honey, a Spanish onion, cooking oil, and rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar. And of course, you’ll need those special ingredients, the cayenne pepper and paprika. “I added cayenne and paprika to give the chicken a spicy Cajun flair under the sweet bourbon sauce,” McGlinn says. “You can use regular paprika, but I highly recommend using smoked paprika for a smoky flavor. It pairs so well with bourbon!”

As this is bourbon chicken, you’ll also definitely need some bourbon. McGlinn uses Benchmark bourbon for this recipe and recommends using an affordable bourbon that you like to make this dish, saying, “I would not use an expensive bourbon to cook with as you will be using quite a bit and imparting just the flavor — not the alcohol content — so it is wise to pick something you enjoy taste-wise for a good price.”